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Year Two, Day 272:Joyful Pho Tuesday!

You know you are going to have a good day when you make all of your bus transfers. I did have to run for two, but hey. I ran! :)

I got to Starbucks early and the barista smiled at me and said "Zita, right? The usual?"

I had my usual LF. I brought a hard boiled egg from home. And my little mini travel bottle of Tajin.

Even better, the next table was filled with Portland Police.  I sure do admire a man in a uniform.  One of them went up to grab his coffee. The barista noticed his name tag. "McCool".  She laughed and asked if that was his real name. He said indeed it was.

I wish that was my last name.  Imagine, Teacher McCool!

After Starbucks I hopped I the #33 bus for a short trip down the hill to transfer to my final bus, the #34 that lets met off in front of the bus.  As we came to the stop, I spied my bus.  I said, "Oh, there's my bus!"

The driver, kindly honked his horn. But I told him that was not necessary. She was waiting for me and waving.  The #34 bus driver has been a blessing.  She is the one who pulled over for me on my first day of this church job. I thought I had missed the bus. I turned around and waved and lo and behold she pulled over! A miracle!

Yesterday she asked what direction I came from. I told her I usually stopped at the Starbucks and then caught the #34.  She said she would wait at the light and look for me if I wasn't there.

And she did!

This amazes me.  I got to the church 10 minutes early as usually.  As I hopped out, it had begun to snow. Big, white, wet puffy flakes of snowy loveliness. Particularly so because it was brief. And no accumation!

I had a busy day at the office. I like busy days. The pastor was in and we had a wonderful conversation about food. One of my favorite subjects! It turns out she follows a paleo diet. I told her I was gluten free and we had much to discuss!

And to put icing on the cake (sigh, cake), she asked me to do a project that was music oriented. She needed a piece of sheet music for the bulletin for Sunday. She had the full score, including the piano part, but just needed the lyrics and melody. So I cut and pasted and reduced and created a masterpiece!

I was so full of myself that I took myself out for lunch.  Pho.  I took myself out pho lunch!


Pho is perfect for a healthy, gluten free diet.  Rice noodles, beef broth, meat, sprouts, lime, and cilantro. Plus hot, steamy tea.

I had a nice afternoon of students and now, I am sitting in my library office. I have one more student and then off to choir practice!

My spiritual fruit that I am focusing on today is "joy".  And joyful I am!

Happy Tuesday!


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